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CMS UPDATES

Tell your patients about the new eMedicare app launched January 28, 2019

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new app that gives consumers a modernized Medicare experience with direct access on a mobile device to…


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MULTIPLE INSURANCE COVERAGES

How to determine the order of multiple insurance coverages

By Ranadene (Randi) K. Tapio, MBA, CMRS, CMC, Guest Contributor  bio
When patients have multiple insurance coverage, at times it can be difficult to determine which one is primary, secondary, and tertiary. Sometimes, the patients don’t even know…


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2019 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE AND QPP

CMS finalizes changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized proposals that it says will address provider burnout and provide clinicians immediate relief from…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

CMS proposes changes to modernize Medicare and aid the doctor-patient relationship

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes that would increase the amount of time that doctors and other clinicians can spend with…


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PATIENT CARE

Physicians lack time and tools to discover hidden risks in patients with chronic conditions

The vast majority of primary care physicians don’t have the time or tools to adequately address the needs of their patients with multiple chronic conditions, leaving some patients to…


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TELEHEALTH

How telehealth can help medically complex elders achieve better outcomes while also reducing healthcare costs

A recent study conducted by Seniorlink, Inc. found that medically complex patients age 65 and…


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MACRA

2018 Medicare Reimbursement: Final Rule

By Elizabeth Woodcock, Guest Contributor  bio
Just hours within the release of the Final Rule concerning the 2018 revisions to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) on November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published…


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MACRA

Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule Released November 2

By Elizabeth Woodcock, Guest Contributor  bio
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), flexibility is the purported theme of the QPP Final Rule, which was issued under its official title…


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QUALITY REPORTING

CMS grants exceptions for providers affected by Hurricane Maria

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs to the…


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HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES

2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has posted an update to the Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map. This map is of projected…


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